How to save webpages as PDFs on iPhone and iPad

Want to save a web page as a PDF? This simple guide will show you how to convert web pages into PDF documents in Safari on your iPhone and iPad.

Illustration for turning a Safari web page to PDF

You don’t need a dedicated app to turn web pages into PDF documents on your iPhone or iPad. That’s because Apple has built-in options that let you to do just that right out of the box.

Save a Safari website page as a PDF

1) Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and visit the webpage you want to save as a PDF document.

2) Tap the Share icon.

3) Tap Options under the web page title and site address.

Tap share button in Safari on iPhone and tap Options on Share Sheet

4) Choose PDF and hit Done. The currently visited webpage will be turned into a PDF document.

5) Now, you can tap Save to Files and add this PDF to iCloud Drive or the local storage. You can also use AirDrop or one of the other options visible here, like Mail, Messages, WhatsApp, Slack, etc.

Choose PDF to turn web page into PDF and share it

In addition to the above steps, you can use the usual print trick to turn the web page into a PDF and save it.

Why this is useful

For starters, you might want to save a webpage as a PDF in order to attach it to an email message. I’ve been building a personal archive of various web resources in PDF form for years and can envision using this nifty little feature on a daily basis.

But why stop there? You can use this in select third-party apps that implement iOS’s native Share controls and work with content that can be exported as PDF.

No matter how you look at it, it does feel like Apple’s implementation of this feature has some untapped potential.

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